Saturday, January 12, 2013 10:20 AM
I want to make a system backup of windows 7, the disk is a 500 GB with the following partitions:
C:\100 GB Windows 7
D:\ Windows Server 2008 R2
E:\ File storage
I made a restore copy of C: and tried to use it with another hard drive on the same laptop, this is of 320 GB.
I get always an error when I try to restore the backup on the new hard drive.
Do I need to have a new HDD with the same capacity?
I hope anyone can help me.
Saturday, January 12, 2013 1:48 PM
Using the internal tools, you cannot restore an image to a drive that is/was smaller than the original. What I have done in the past is manipulate the partition size using the Shrink and Extend commands.
You could, of course ,use a third-party product, there are plenty of free programs available.
Saturday, January 12, 2013 9:27 PM
Thanks for answering, I've tried using Norton Ghost, but I had the same result, which one do you recommend me?
I hope you can answer me.
Sunday, January 13, 2013 8:42 AM
I don’t know a great deal about this cloning program, but I’ve been told that it has a good reputation for reliability. It’s called Macrium Reflect, here http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx
Monday, January 14, 2013 12:39 PMI'll give it a try, thanks for answering!!!!!!!!!!